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Cairns vs Calgary, Alberta Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Cairns, Australia and Calgary, Alberta, Canada is approximately 12,168 km or 7,561 mi.
  • To reach Cairns in this distance one would set out from Calgary, Alberta bearing 267° or W and follow the great circles arc to approach Cairns bearing 220.9° or SW .
  • Cairns has a tropical monsoonal climate (Am) whereas Calgary, Alberta has a warm summer continental/ hemiboreal climate with no dry season (Dfb).
  • Cairns is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome whereas Calgary, Alberta is in or near the boreal wet forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 20.9 °C (37.7°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 19.7 °C (35.5°F) less in Cairns. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1665.7 mm (65.6 in) more which is equivalent to 1665.7 l/m (40.88 US gal/ft) or 16,657,000 l/ha (1,780,744 US gal/ac) more. About 5 1/6 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 31.1° higher in Cairns than in Calgary, Alberta.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Cairns relative to Calgary, Alberta. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Calgary, Alberta vs Cairns.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +35 (+63) +32 (+57) +27 (+49) +19 (+33) +11 (+20) +5 (+9) +2 (+4) +4 (+7) +11 (+19) +17 (+30) +28 (+50) +34 (+60) +19 (+34)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +37 (+67) +34 (+61) +29 (+53) +21 (+38) +14 (+25) +8 (+14) +5 (+9) +6 (+11) +13 (+23) +19 (+35) +30 (+53) +36 (+64) +21 (+38)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +39 (+71) +36 (+65) +31 (+57) +24 (+43) +17 (+31) +10 (+18) +7 (+13) +9 (+16) +15 (+27) +22 (+39) +31 (+57) +38 (+68) +23 (+42)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +385 (+15) +412 (+16) +434 (+17) +199 (+8) +54 (+2) -27 (-1) -44 (-2) -26 (-1) -15 (-1) +28 (+1) +88 (+3) +177 (+7) +1666 (+66)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +4h 39' +2h 51' +0h 31' -1h 58' -4h 06' -5h 14' -4h 43' -2h 51' -0h 26' +2h 02' +4h 09' +5h 14'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +66.8 +54.4 +33.6 +10.4 -6.2 -12.6 -6.6 +10.1 +32.9 +54.8 +66.7 +67.9   +31.1

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